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LCC International in Lithuania provides a Christian education for students from 38 countries around the world, but many of them—if not most of them—aren't Christians. "Because of LCC and because of people in LCC, I met Jesus," said Evelina. "I met God, and now I'm a completely different person."
Luis had planned to end his life the night before his classes were scheduled to start, but then a room full of balloons caught his eye. He found himself at a meeting for Resonate partner InterVarsity Christian Fellowship led by CRC campus minister Kendall Everett on the campus of William Patterson University in New Jersey.
“I didn’t grow up in a very typical Christian home or family,” said Monica, a student involved in Campus Ministry @ Grand Valley State University, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Michigan.
Monica’s parents divorced when she was too young to remember, and her dad had never really gone to church. But when Monica was 8, her mom started taking her to church; by high school, Monica was following Jesus and actively involved in her church.
It’s Sunday morning. Families are finding seats, people are grabbing one last cup of coffee before the service and, chances are, college students seeking a church are walking through your doors. How does your church meaningfully engage these students? We spoke with Mark Wallace, campus ministry leader for Resonate Global Mission, about the best ways for congregations to receive college students. Here are his top five suggestions:
Students from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan got lessons on leadership and evangelism from horses.
“My connection with horses is fairly immediate and direct through my wife,” said Todd Statham, campus minister of Resonate Global Mission partner CRC Campus Ministry at UBCO. His wife, Annika Voeltz, owns Lightbulb Coaching. She rescued four wild horses to assist in coaching people through trauma or challenges they face in the workplace.